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Tickets: What are they and why do you need them?

10/07/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
‘Tickets’ and ‘licences’ are two terms you will hear often in your hunt for a resource industry job, but understanding what they mean – and what they should mean to you – can be an obstacle. For unskilled potentials, overcoming this obstacle is vital for your long-term success.





The Four-Stage Application Process

04/07/2013 09:18 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
As the Australian job market grows increasingly competitive, potential employers have responded by updating the application process to better screen unsuitable applicants. Here, we assess the four stages of employment candidacy to show you how to improve your chances.





Five common resume space-wasters

18/06/2013 07:29 PM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A curriculum vitae is your professional self-marketing tool and should be treated accordingly. Like a consumer, potential employers will only give you a few moments to persuade them, so like a billboard, the little space you have must be used effectively.





Know which state has the strongest demand for skills? You may be surprised...

13/06/2013 10:09 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We often hear from jobseekers who have applied for dozens of positions in Australia’s resources hot spots such as Western Australia’s Pilbara region or Queensland’s Surat Basin and end up asking ‘Where are the skills shortages?’ A stream of rejection can make talk of ‘skills shortages’ seem redundant, but according to the AMMA-Pit Crew Labour Market Index, the demand for skilled workers on major resource and infrastructure projects is still strong.





Networking: 4 grassroots tips for making contact

12/06/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Contrary to popular belief, building strong industry networks is not about having friends in high places, but rather surrounding yourself with the right people and knowledge required to give you the best chance of securing a new job.







The Mining Life: As a single woman

17/05/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australia's mining industry has undergone a number of changes in recent years with hope of attracting more female workers. Could jobs within the mining sector now provide perfect career opportunities for many female job seekers - especially those without family commitments?




The Best Time to Apply for Jobs

10/05/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
With so much competition for job roles within the mining, oil and gas sectors, it is worth doing everything that you can to give your application an advantage. Choosing the right time to apply for a role can certainly help to give your application the edge over others who might be applying for the same position.




3 Top Tips for Relocating

08/05/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Many of those working within the mining, oil and gas industries make the decision to relocate for a new job role. However, there are a number of things which are worth bearing in mind in order to ensure that the move to a new location goes smoothly as possible for all those involved.





10 Most Popular Blog Posts from Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

02/05/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
What’s the best information you’ve ever received? What sort of information is useful to your job search? What advice would help you land the dream job? Every day at Mining Oil and Gas Jobs we try to answer these questions for jobseekers. No matter how much we try, we can’t always predict what will make a successful post and what won’t.





5 Areas of Improvement for Graduate Jobseekers

26/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
New research from the USA shows university graduates are making five common mistakes when looking for a job after graduation. According to Dan Schawbel who runs a Gen Y research and consulting firm, Gen Y jobseekers should be doing a lot more. He should know, he’s a Gen Y himself.  




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